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Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 20
County sets preliminary levy
El Nino conditions likely across region throughout winter
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
Volleyball: WCA rolls over Owls in sweep
Sports briefs: Aces tryouts set for Oct. 1
Girls soccer: Defense, Reineke edge Tech for a fifth straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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It's Our Turn
September 14, 2018
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
2,120.5 miles. What is the significance of this number? First off, it's the approximate distance from Alexandria to Key West, Florida, a favorite...
September 14, 2018 - 7:54am
September 8, 2018
It's Our Turn: Reflections of a father from an empty nest
The house was extremely quiet. My wife, Jeannette, and I had just returned from moving our oldest son, Joseph, into the dorms for his first year...
September 8, 2018 - 7:57am
September 1, 2018
It's Our Turn: Squirrels and rabbits and bears
Like many people, I'm addicted to YouTube videos. When I have time, I love to relax with the iPad and watch the latest videos about health and fitness, guitar playing, or whatever else I happen to be interested in at the time. It's truly amazing what you can find on YouTube —...
September 1, 2018 - 6:53am
August 25, 2018
It's Our Turn: Unexpected terror in the garage
Have you ever been so scared so quickly that you didn't even realize it at the time? It happened to me a few weeks ago. I was alone in the house. My wife, Celeste, went on an errand and told me to listen for the delivery guy because she was expecting a package. About 15 minutes later,...
August 25, 2018 - 7:44am
August 12, 2018
It's Our Turn: Wencl keeps music alive
Each Thursday night for 15 weeks, Chuck Wencl walks briskly in front of the Douglas County Courthouse steps and speaks to hundreds of people....
August 12, 2018 - 8:13am
August 4, 2018
Our Turn: Lynx show off with All-Star showcase
Last week, I wrote that Minnesota was the perfect fit to host this year's WNBA All-Star Weekend. But after an up-close-and-personal experience...
August 4, 2018 - 10:30am
July 27, 2018
It's Our Turn: Friendships are golden
Friendships. I have had plenty in my nearly 46 years on this planet. But there are two I treasure the most. And after interviewing a group of...
July 27, 2018 - 12:25pm
July 22, 2018
It's Our Turn: Life in the backseat
For those of you who aren't familiar with my role at the paper, most easily put I'm the kid in the office. I am a second-year summer intern of...
July 22, 2018 - 5:33am
July 14, 2018
It's Our Turn: Balancing on the shoreline
The longer I live, the more I am discovering the importance of balance. Balance is important if you're crossing a raging river on a skinny log,...
July 14, 2018 - 8:05am
July 7, 2018
It's Our Turn: Meeting brought down barriers
I've covered hundreds of meetings in my 34 years with the Echo Press — more than 650 Alexandria City Council meetings alone. But the meeting I attended at the Douglas County Public Works Center on June 19 was unlike any I've been to before. Five local government entities were...
July 7, 2018 - 6:10am
June 24, 2018
It's Our Turn: Never fear, time will tell
Time has always been an elusive quality. It was precious as a youngster — who didn't want more time to play ball in the summer or after school? — and it has become even more so through the years, to the point where it eventually becomes a perpetual lament.
June 24, 2018 - 6:02am
June 16, 2018
It's Our Turn: Like father, hopefully like son
For those who don't know me, I'm the new guy. And to best tell you about myself, I'd better talk about my dad. That's because we're quite nearly...
June 16, 2018 - 6:31am
June 9, 2018
It's Our Turn: Explain how you can do better
I need some help here. I need people to explain to me why they feel they know how to do other people's jobs better than the person/persons doing that particular job. I am mostly curious about those who post on Facebook, whether on the newspaper Facebook page or the Facebook pages...
June 9, 2018 - 7:58am
May 26, 2018
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
It's a little scary watching the news lately; you never know what you might see. Bad news has become so common that some of us may choose to avoid the news altogether. Others may just accept it as part of life. Still others look at it as an opportunity to try to change something...
May 26, 2018 - 10:32am
May 20, 2018
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
I'd heard the horror stories about getting license tabs and driver's licenses lately — frustrating delays and long lines, all because of a statewide computer glitch in the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, MNLARS. The multimillion dollar system is supposed to replace...
May 20, 2018 - 12:27pm